Question: What do you mean by “conquer yourself”?
Answer: By conquering yourself I mean that I do not follow my egoistic aspirations and impulses, but still try to arrange them in accordance to the purpose of creation. And naturally, by doing so, I win thousands of battles against my ego, which constantly pulls me in different directions and makes me fail.
Question: So one way or another, the ego plunges me in war the whole time? Is this how it works?
Answer: Yes. And you should be lying on the couch motionless and only contemplate how you enter the deeper layers of the universe. By that, you will accomplish everything.
Question: Enter the deeper layers of the universe, what does it mean?
Answer: Finding the goal of creation and aligning yourself with it in all your qualities.
Question: So this egoism of mine, understanding that I am an egoist, that my nature is egoism, what am I to do about it? Do I try to build something above it?
Answer: Above it, of course. You do not want to follow it, but be above it, above the egoistic nature. When I do not try to meddle in my thoughts, desires, motives, and selfish aspirations, but rather be inclined to see whether this would be good for the whole world.
Question: That is, for others and not for myself?
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 2/15/21